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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Senegal’s Kaffrine region harvests 194,000 tons of groundnut in 2016

The Kaffrine region in central-western Senegal has harvested about 194,000 tons of groundnut during the winter, Samba Ndao Tall, the director of rural development, told the Senegalese News Agency (APS). The region harvested 198,000 tons a year earlier, it said. According to Tall, the negative result is due to lower oilseed yields because of the […]

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Algeria: four security forces injured in IS-linked attack

The Islamic State group (IS) has claimed responsibility of the Wednesday attack in Blida on a patrol of the Algerian gendarmerie in which four security forces were “slightly” injured, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. SITE jihadist monitoring service announced the information carried on by MEMO. IS through its media outlet, Amaq indicated that its fighters […]

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Ethiopia shuts down internet to prevent exam leaks

The Ethiopian government has announced a total internet shutdown as means of blocking the leakage of papers for the country’s grade 10 examinations. About 1.2 million students are taking the grade 10 national exams in the Horn of Africa nation, with another 288,000 are preparing for grade 12 exams to enter university. Last year, the […]

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Kenya launches multi-billion Chinese-backed railways

Kenya authorities on Tuesday launched a multi-billion a Chinese-backed railway with a first trip from the city of Mombasa to capital Nairobi. In his official speech at the unveiling ceremony, President Kenyatta said the launching “is a historic moment as we begin our journey of transformation.” Kenyatta also indicated that his government is banking on […]

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Somalia: main airport resumes operation after US plane crash

The main airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has reopened to traffic on Wednesday after a US-registered passenger plane crash caused disruption of flights. The small plane chartered by US contracting firm Bancroft crashed at a Mogadishu airport after a failure of the plane’s landing gear on Tuesday. Passengers who were aboard the plane survived, […]

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Gabon: Government to create 30,000 jobs by 2019

Gabonese authorities on Monday unveiled plan to create about 30,000 jobs in various fields over the period 2017-2019 under the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP), local media reported. The jobs will focus on digital economy, infrastructure, mining, hydrocarbons, agriculture, forestry, tourism, among others. This plan is in line with the objectives of the Gabonese authorities, which […]

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Ethiopia: Turkish charity sends tons of food items to 1,500 families

Turkish authorities have delivered 40 tons of foods items to 1,500 families in Ethiopia’s north-eastern Afar regional state for the holy month of Ramadan, local media reported. The donation was made by the Turkey Diyanet Foundation (TDV), which will set during the holy month Iftar tents in several villages of the region facing famine due […]

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Sudan-Egypt diplomatic row escalates

Sudanese foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, on Sunday cancelled a trip to Egypt as President Omar al-Bashir’s declarations last week triggered a major diplomatic row between the two countries. “We told our brothers in Egypt about the postponement of the visit due to internal issues and it would take place later,” Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said […]

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China to rebuild Gabon’s new parliament

China will rebuild the Gabonese National Assembly headquarters destroyed during post-electoral violence in the central African nation. Local media indicated that Chinese authorities have agreed to rebuild the parliament during a meeting held between President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Ji Bingxuan, vice-president of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress of China. Demonstrators, loyal […]

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Algeria: ailing president appoints new PM

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed Abdul-Majeed Tabboun as the country’s new prime minister, replacing Abdelmalek Sellal, a statement broadcast by the state media said. “Following the Constitutional Council’s announcement of the final results of recent legislative polls, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal submitted his resignation today to President Bouteflika,” the statement read. Tabboun, 71, […]

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